World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

I Want It That Way

Article Id: WHEBN0003615165
Reproduction Date:

Title: I Want It That Way  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: 1999 MTV Video Music Awards, Now That's What I Call Music! 43 (UK series), Dexter Roberts, All I Have to Give, You Needed Me
Collection: 1999 Singles, 1999 Songs, Backstreet Boys Songs, Billboard Adult Contemporary Number-One Singles, Billboard Mainstream Top 40 (Pop Songs) Number-One Singles, Billboard Pop Songs Number-One Singles, Dutch Top 40 Number-One Singles, European Hot 100 Singles Number-One Singles, Jive Records Singles, Music Videos Directed by Wayne Isham, Number-One Singles in Austria, Number-One Singles in Denmark, Number-One Singles in Germany, Number-One Singles in New Zealand, Number-One Singles in Norway, Number-One Singles in Switzerland, Pop Ballads, Singles Certified Platinum by the Bundesverband Musikindustrie, Singles Certified Triple Platinum by Musiikkituottajat, Singles Certified Triple Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of Japan, Song Recordings Produced by Max Martin, Songs Written by Andreas Carlsson, Songs Written by Max Martin, Uk Singles Chart Number-One Singles
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

I Want It That Way

"I Want It That Way"
Single by Backstreet Boys
from the album Millennium
B-side "My Heart Stays With You", "I'll Be There For You"
Released April 12, 1999 (1999-04-12)[1]
Format CD single
Recorded November 1998
Cheiron Studios
(Stockholm, Sweden)
Genre Dance-pop, hip-hop
Length 3:33
Label Jive
Backstreet Boys singles chronology
"All I Have to Give"
"I Want It That Way"
"Larger Than Life"
Music video
"I Want It That Way" on YouTube

"I Want It That Way" is a song by the American boy band Backstreet Boys, released as the lead single from their third studio album, Millennium (1999). It was written by Max Martin and Andreas Carlsson, while Martin and Kristian Lundin produced it. The pop ballad talks about a relationship strained by matters of emotional or physical distance.

Critically, the song was met with positive reception, with most critics commending its catchiness and loveliness, also calling it the pop ballad of the year. The song was nominated for three Grammy Awards, including Song and Record of the Year, and has been included in lists by Blender, MTV, Rolling Stone Magazine and VH1.

"I Want It That Way" is considered one of their signature songs, and commercially it reached the number-one spot in more than 25 countries,[2] including Austria, Canada, Germany, New Zealand, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. In the United States, the song peaked at number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for eight non-consecutive weeks, while it topped the Adult and Top 40 Mainstream charts.

The song has been widely covered and parodied by a range of artists, including other boy bands such as JLS and One Direction, while its music video, directed by Wayne Isham, received famous parodies, including Blink 182 on their music video for "All the Small Things", Big Time Rush on their music video for "Like Nobody's Around" and The Wanted on their video for "Walks Like Rihanna". The original music video received four VMA nominations, winning Viewer's Choice.


  • Background and history 1
    • Censorship 1.1
  • Writing and inspiration 2
    • Lyrical interpretation 2.1
  • Critical reception 3
    • Legacy 3.1
    • Awards and accolades 3.2
  • Commercial performance 4
  • Music video 5
  • Covers, parodies, and usage in media 6
  • Track listing 7
  • Credits and personnel 8
  • Charts 9
    • Peak positions 9.1
    • End of year charts 9.2
    • Certifications 9.3
    • Chart procession and succession 9.4
  • See also 10
  • References 11
  • External links 12

Background and history

After the success of their first two albums, Backstreet Boys (1996) and Backstreet's Back (1997), the band recorded their third studio album, during 1998 and 1999. When the members of the Backstreet Boys came to Stockholm in November 1998 for a two-week recording engagement, they were eventually presented the demo of "I Want It That Way", which at the time only consisted of the main chorus. Upon leaving Sweden on November 16, vocals for the song had been completed in two days.

Originally, "Larger Than Life" was intended to be the lead single, following the similar formula of their first two albums, having an upbeat lead single. However, after hearing the final version of "I Want It That Way", the group wanted to move in a more mature direction, by utilizing a mid-tempo track as the lead single. Zomba Recording executives had to be convinced to approve of the song as the first single, due to them citing that the group could "alienate fans" with a mid-tempo song that had vague lyrical meaning. In the end, press information in the form of snippets was authorized for release to radio stations in March 1999, to precede the song's release to radio in April.


On August 19, 2011, China's Ministry of Culture released a list of 100 songs including the then twelve-year-old "I Want it That Way" that were required to be removed from the Internet. This purge came about because the Ministry claimed that these songs had been released without first being subjected to a mandatory screening process conducted by Ministry officials as per official government policy. Media sites were given until September 15 to delete the named songs or face unspecified penalties. The Chinese government claims that such measures are necessary for national security purposes.[3]

Writing and inspiration

The guitar intro and first verse of the song

Problems playing this file? See .

"I Want It That Way" was written by Andreas Carlsson and Max Martin, while Martin and Kristian Lundin produced the track. The midtempo ballad finds the guys gushing expressions of romantic affection.[4] The acoustic-guitar arpeggio riff, which forms the song's intro and reiterates throughout the verses, was written at the very end of the recording sessions and was, according to Carlsson, inspired by "Nothing Else Matters" by Metallica.

The song is written in the key of F# minor, and their vocals span from E4 to B5.[5] An alternate version of the song, with different lyrics were written and recorded by the band in January 1999. The version was included in some early demo presses of the album. In the alternate version, the song has the opposite message ("I love it when I hear you say, I want it that way").[6] [7] The alternative lyrics were written by Martin and Carlsson in collaboration with Mutt Lange.[8]

The alternate version was leaked on the internet via Napster and other methods in the early 2000s, and was also played infrequently on some radio stations. According to then-member of the Boys' backing band, Tommy Smith, the album version is the "original version"; the alternate version was recorded because the chorus of the album version did not make sense.[9] In an interview with HitQuarters, Andreas Carlsson confessed that the song was a play with words. According to him, "When Max came up with the original idea for the song, it already had the line 'you are my fire, the one desire'. We tried a million different variations on the second verse, and finally we had to go back to what was sounding so great, 'you are my fire, the one desire'. And then we changed it to 'am I your fire, your one desire', which made absolutely no sense in combination with the chorus - but everybody loved it!."[8]

Lyrical interpretation

Many critics over the years have questioned the song's lyrical meaning, mainly the line, "I want it that way." Ben Westhoff of LA Weekly dissected the song, writing that its lyrical content "makes zero sense." For Westhoff, "Mainly, the meaning of 'that' is at issue." While analyzing the lyrics, Westhoff perceived that, "None of the sentiments in the chorus seem to go with any of the other ones. Even worse, no further explanation is given for what 'that' is." The critic assumed that in the song "someone simply don't like it when its lover express preferences, never wanting to hear when his girlfriend says she wants things in particular ways."[10]

Andrew Unterberger of PopDust also questioned its lyrics, writing that "the song doesn’t make a whole lot of sense — more on that in a minute — and in the odd phrasing of the title and certain other key lyrics." Unterberger also noted that "The phrase 'I want it that way' is similarly devoid of inherent meaning, but it’s used recurringly as a kind of conclusive phrase, always calling back to those first two lines, as the song gets gradually more despairing in nature." Unterberger also found out that "The chorus would appear to be in direct opposition to the rest of the song."[11]

Unterberger concluded that the song "is about a relationship that’s troubled by matters of emotional and/or physical distance, but that the singer feels strongly enough about to keep it going just the same…until the chorus, at which point he decides that it’s not worth the trouble. No, it doesn’t make sense, but it’s still stirring, beautiful in its own weird way, and undeniably unforgettable. And frankly, we wouldn’t want it any other way."[11] Kevin Richardson, member of the band, explained in an interview that, "Ultimately the song really doesn't make much sense." Richardson also wrote that Max Martin, who co-wrote and co-produced the song, barely spoke English. "His English has gotten much better, but at the time...," said Richardson. "There are a lot of songs out there like that don't make sense," he continues, "but make you feel good when you sing along to them, and that's one of them."[12]

Critical reception

"I Want It That Way" was met with positive reception from most music critics. Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic picked the song as a highlight on Millennium, calling it an "infectious song that will be enough to satisfy anyone craving more, more, more."[13] While reviewing their compilation, The Hits: Chapter One (2001), Erlewine reassured that the song " transcend their era", calling it a "lovely pop tune."[14] Jim Farber of Entertainment Weekly wrote the track "ranks as the bubblegum ballad of the year. It's so likable, it doesn't matter that the group's voices are the sonic equivalent of warm milk."[15]


"I Want It That Way" became one of the [18] Emily Exton of VH1 chose the song, among twenty, as the best Backstreet Boys song, writing that, "It doesn’t take weeks of phoning Carson Daly to know that this the 1999 monster smash is the quintessential modern pop ballad, propelling the genre and the state of the boy band into the 21st century. There’s call and response, human emotion, and allusions to fire even Charli XCX can’t resist."[19] Danielle Sweeney of also listed "I Want It That Way" at number 1, calling it "Quite possibly the greatest pop song of all time. If not, it’s at least BSB’s greatest song of all time."[20] The song was ranked number ten on MTV/Rolling Stone list of the "100 Greatest Pop Songs Of All Time" in 2000.[21] VH1 listed the song at number 3 on "The 100 Greatest Songs of the '90s",[22] and number sixty-one on 100 Greatest Songs Of The Past 25 Years in June 2003.[23] Blender ranked at number sixteen on their 500 Greatest Songs Since You Were Born list.[24]

Awards and accolades

"I Want It That Way" was also nominated for three Grammy Awards at the 42nd edition. It was nominated for "Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals, losing to "Maria Maria", by Santana featuring The Product G&B, "Record of the Year and Song of the Year, both losing to "Smooth", also by Santana, featuring Rob Thomas.[25] The song was also voted the best boyband single of the past 15 years (until 2013) by Amazepop, topping the poll above the likes of 5ive's 'Keep On Movin'' and Westlife's 'Flying Without Wings'.[26]

Year Ceremony Award Result
1999 ALMA Awards The Ten Outstanding Music Video Performers Won
BMI Pop Awards 50 Most Performed Songs Won
1st Mnet Korean Music Festival Best International Artist[27] Nominated
1999 MTV Video Music Awards Video of the Year Nominated
Best Pop Video Nominated
Best Group Video Nominated
Viewer's Choice Won
MTV Europe Music Awards Best Song Nominated
MuchMusic Video Awards People's Choice Favorite International Group Won
2000 Grammy Awards Song of the Year Nominated
Record of the Year Nominated
Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals Nominated
2013 Amazepop[26] Best Boy-Band Single Won

Commercial performance

"I Want It That Way" became one of the most successful singles by the band in most countries where it has charted. In Australia, the song debuted at number 6 on the ARIA Charts week of May 16, 1999, dropping to number 7 the next week. Later, it climbed to number 3, before peaking at number 2, becoming their highest-charting single, alongside "As Long As You Love Me" (which also peaked at number 2), until "Incomplete" surpassed them, in 2005, reaching number-one.[28] It was certified platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association, for selling over 70,000 copies.[29] In New Zealand, the song debuted at number 2, peaking at number-one for two consecutive weeks. It became their second number-one single, after "As Long As You Love Me" (1997).[30] The song was also a number-one hit in Austria, where it debuted at the top, before falling to number 3 and regaining the number-one position again. It was also their second number-one single, after "Quit Playing Games (With My Heart)" (1996).[31] The song also topped the charts of Germany, Netherlands, Norway and Switzerland.[32]

In the United States, "I Want It That Way" was one of Backstreet Boys' most successful singles, peaking at number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart,[33] for eight non-consecutive weeks, also breaking the record for most radio station adds in its first week with 165. It also reached the number one spot on the Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks charts, where it stayed for ten non consecutive weeks.[34] On the Billboard Top 40 Mainstream chart, it set a record for most weeks at number one. In the United Kingdom, "I Want It That Way" became the band's first and only number-one single, reaching its peak position on May 15, 1999.[35] The song was also the 15th biggest selling boyband single of the 1990s in the UK selling 423,300 copies.[36]

Music video

The music video is set mainly at Los Angeles International Airport on April 1, 1999 (date filmed), and features prominent special effects scene transitions between shots. Notably, a high-speed zoom effect which makes it appear that the foreground subject has not changed to a new shot while the background has, fades in and out of white, and shifting between different film speeds during shots. Another special effects sequence using greenscreen, in which the band, dressed in white, would perform a dance sequence while being manipulated over the backdrop of an airport lobby was mostly cut from the video, as it was felt that a dance sequence did not fit with the song, though elements of the dance remain in the second chorus, as do non-dance elements that sequence. As the band prepares to board their plane, they are greeted by a crowd of screaming fans bearing signs and flowers.

The Tom Bradley International Terminal is featured when the band sings the chorus. The video reached #35 on "Muchmusic's 100 Best Videos." The song's music video has been parodied by Blink-182 in their music video for the song "All the Small Things". The video itself ranked as number three on the top 10 list of the most iconic videos of all time at the TRL finale.

The video achieved over 150 million views on YouTube.

Covers, parodies, and usage in media

Since its release, "I Want It That Way" has been covered on numerous occasions. In 2002, Dynamite Boy covered the song in a punk rock version for the Punk Goes Pop series. American musician Ryan Adams performed the song live several times starting in 1999, although his performance featured a bit of sarcasm.[37] Selena Gomez & the Scene cover the song on their House of Blue Tour.[38] British boyband JLS performed the song and "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)", along with two NSYNC songs, in a medley on their tour "JLS Tour", in support of their second album Outta This World.[39] Psychedelic rock band Vanilla Fudge covered it on their album The Return.[40] In 2010, Steel Panther covered the song on a few live shows and released the single as a download in the UK, supposedly as a result of a bet.[41] In 2013, the Glee Cast covered the song on the episode "Feud" as a mashup with NSYNC's "Bye Bye Bye".[42] In 2013, Charli XCX performed a cover live at the Borderline Music in Chicago. The singer-songwriter also performed a version of the song in August 2013 for The A.V. Club‍‍ '​‍s A.V. Undercover series.[43] Also in 2013, British boy-band One Direction performed a cover of the song during their Take Me Home Tour, live at a Stockholm, Sweden concert. Backstreet Boys member Howie D approved the cover, saying, "It’s nice to see groups like that pay homage to us. We definitely paid homage to groups in the earlier days that we admired[..] So it’s cool. I think they did a great job. It seemed like it went over really well."[44]

The song and the video received a lot of parodies. American radio personality Howard Stern did a parody with the song on his show called "If I Went The Gay Way", which was sung by his band The Losers.[45] "Weird Al" Yankovic made a hugely popular parody called "eBay" on his 2003 album Poodle Hat.[46] The song peaked at #115 on the Billboard charts.[47] A parody called "Which Backstreet Boy is Gay" became an internet phenomenon and also became misattributed to Yankovic. It was actually performed by the morning crew at Portland, Oregon, radio station KKRZ-FM, known locally as Z100.[48] One of the most famous parodies came from the American pop punk band Blink-182, who parody the music video for "I Want It That Way", as well as Britney Spears's "Sometimes" and Christina Aguilera's "Genie in a Bottle" videos, in their video for the song "All the Small Things".[49] Brazilian comedian Rafinha Bastos parodied the band as "Backstreet Farmers", sing the song.[50] In 2013, British-Irish boyband The Wanted parodied the video for their music video for the song "Walks Like Rihanna".[51]

The remix version of the song, entitled The Jack D. Elliot Remix, was featured on the soundtrack of the 1999 American Arthur television special, Arthur: It's Only Rock 'n' Roll. The five members were also featured as guest stars.[53]

The PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows versions of Grand Theft Auto V, released in 2014/2015, feature this song as part of the in-game Non-Stop Pop FM station.

Track listing

Credits and personnel


Chart procession and succession

Order of precedence
Preceded by
"We're Going to Ibiza" by Vengaboys
Dutch Top 40 number-one single
May 8–29 May 1999 (4 week)
Succeeded by
"Best Friend" by Toy-Box
Preceded by
"...Baby One More Time" by Britney Spears
Eurochart Hot 100 number one single
22 May 1999 (7 weeks)
Succeeded by
"My Love Is Your Love" by Whitney Houston
Preceded by
"Swear It Again" by Westlife
UK Singles chart number-one single
May 9, 1999 - May 16, 1999 (1 week)
Succeeded by
"You Needed Me" by Boyzone
Preceded by
"Look at Me" by Geri Halliwell
New Zealand RIANZ Singles Chart number-one single
6 June 1999 (2 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Livin' la Vida Loca" by Ricky Martin
Preceded by
"You'll Be in My Heart" by Phil Collins
Billboard Adult Contemporary number-one single
July 31, 1999 (first run)
August 28, 1999 (second run)
October 2–9, 1999 (third run)
November 6 - December 11, 1999 (fourth run)
Succeeded by
"You'll Be in My Heart " by Phil Collins
"That's the Way It Is" by Celine Dion
Preceded by
"Flat Beat"
by Mr. Oizo
German Singles Chart
14 May 1999 (2 weeks)
Succeeded by
Mambo No. 5
by Lou Bega
Preceded by
by Tupac Shakur
Norwegian Singles Chart
Week 18 1999 (2 weeks)
Succeeded by
Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom
by Vengaboys
Preceded by
"...Baby One More Time"
by Britney Spears
Austrian Singles Chart
16 May (2 weeks)
Succeeded by
Flat Beat
by Mr Oizo
Preceded by
"...Baby One More Time"
by Britney Spears
Swiss Singles Chart
16 May (3 weeks)
Succeeded by
Mambo No. 5
by Lou Bega
Preceded by
"Livin' La Vida Loca"
by Ricky Martin
Billboard Hot 100 Airplay number-one single
July 17 (3 weeks)
Succeeded by
All Star
by Smash Mouth
Preceded by
"...Baby One More Time"
by Britney Spears
Italian Singles Chart
May 29-June 5, 1999 (first run)(2 weeks)
June 19-June 26, 1999 (second run)(2 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Per te" by Jovanotti
"Beautiful Stranger" by Madonna
Preceded by
by Chayanne
Productores de Música de España
8 May-22 May (3 weeks)
Succeeded by
by Enrique Iglesias

See also


  1. ^ Backstreet Boys. """Backstreet Boys on Facebook - "Happy sweet 16 'I Want It That Way'! #16YearsOfIWITW 16 years later... did anyone ever tell us why? . Backstreet Boys. Retrieved 12 April 2015. 
  2. ^ "Backstreet Boys 'In A World Like This:' Before July 30 Release Date, Relive BSB's Discography with The 11 Best Backstreet Boys Songs [VIDEOS] : Music". Mstarz. July 25, 2013. Retrieved April 1, 2014. 
  3. ^ Lynskey, Dorian (August 24, 2011). "'"Lady Gaga and Katy Perry: banned in China for 'being vulgar. London: The Guardian. Retrieved February 4, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Backstreet Boys - Millennium - Plugged In".  
  5. ^ Backstreet Boys. "Backstreet Boys - I Want It That Way Sheet Music (Digital Download)". Retrieved 2012-07-26. 
  6. ^ Westhoff, Ben (December 15, 2011). "What The Hell Is Backstreet Boys' "I Want It That Way" About? UPDATE: Mind-blowing Shit Has Come To Light (Part. 3)".  
  8. ^ a b "Interview With Andreas Carlsson", HitQuarters, 27 July 2009.
  9. ^ BSB Band FAQ #9 at the Wayback Machine (archived January 10, 2001). BSB Retrieved April 11, 2009.
  10. ^ Westhoff, Ben (December 15, 2011). "What The Hell Is Backstreet Boys' "I Want It That Way" About? UPDATE: Mind-blowing Shit Has Come To Light".  
  11. ^ a b Unterberger, Andrew (November 27, 2012). "Backstreet Boys’ "I Want It That Way" Lyrics Analysis: Which Way Is It, Exactly?". PopDust. Retrieved January 30, 2014. 
  12. ^ Westhoff, Ben (December 15, 2011). "What The Hell Is Backstreet Boys' "I Want It That Way" About? UPDATE: Mind-blowing Shit Has Come To Light (Part. 2)".  
  13. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Millennium: Backstreet Boys". AllMusic.  
  14. ^ Thomas Erlewine, Stephen (October 23, 2001). "The Hits: Chapter One - Backstret Boys - AllMusic". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved January 30, 2014. 
  15. ^ Farber, Jim (May 21, 1999). "Millennium Review".  
  16. ^ "Readers' Poll: The Best Boy Bands of All Time".  
  17. ^ "10 Biggest Boy Bands (1987-2012)".  
  18. ^ Lamb, Bill. "Top 5 Backstreet Boys Singles".  
  19. ^ Exton, Emily (August 2, 2013). "Everybody Groove To The Music: The 20 Best Backstreet Boys Songs".  
  20. ^ Sweeney, Danielle (June 20, 2013). "Top 10 Backstreet Boys Songs -". The Celebrity Cafe. Retrieved February 1, 2014. 
  21. ^ "Rolling Stone & MTV: '100 Greatest Pop Songs': 1-50". Rock On the Net. Retrieved February 1, 2014. 
  22. ^ Ali, Rahsheeda. "100 Greatest Songs Of the ’90s".  
  23. ^ "'"VH1's '100 Greatest Songs of the Past 25 Years.  
  24. ^ Staff, Blender (April 1, 2009). "X and Y playlist: The 500 Greatest Songs Since You Were Born".  
  25. ^ "42nd Annual Grammy Awards - 2000". Rock On The Net. February 23, 2000. Retrieved July 26, 2012. 
  26. ^ a b Watkins, Kieran (May 2, 2013). "Backstreet Boys' 'I Want It That Way' voted best boyband single".  
  27. ^ "1999 Video Music Award part 1". MAMA. Retrieved 2014-06-23.
  28. ^ a b " – Backstreet Boys – I Want It That Way". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved November 14, 2013.
  29. ^ "ARIA Charts - Accreditations - 1999 Singles".  
  30. ^ a b " – Backstreet Boys – I Want It That Way". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved November 8, 2013.
  31. ^ a b " – Backstreet Boys – I Want It That Way" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved November 14, 2013.
  32. ^ a b " – Backstreet Boys – I Want It That Way". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved November 8, 2013.
  33. ^ a b c d e f g "Millennium - Backstreet Boys - Awards - Allmusic".  
  34. ^  
  35. ^ a b "Backstreet Boys - Artist - Official Charts".  
  37. ^ """Video: Ryan Adams covers "I Want It That Way. Rawk Blog. Retrieved February 5, 2014. 
  38. ^ "Selena Gomez & The Scene - I Want It That Way (Backstreet Boys Cover) [12.20.09]".  
  39. ^ "JLS Nsync and Backstreet Boys Medley Outta this world tour 2011 (o2 Arena)".  
  40. ^ "The Return - Vanilla Fudge - AllMusic". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved February 5, 2014. 
  41. ^ "Interview: Steel Panther". Nick Pollard. 2013-01-04. Retrieved 2013-01-04. 
  42. ^ Slezak, Michael (March 14, 2013). Recap: He's Been Telling Lies"Glee".  
  43. ^ "Charli XCX covers Backstreet Boys". Retrieved 15 August 2013. 
  44. ^ Williot, Carl (May 20, 2013). "One Direction’s "I Want It That Way" Cover Is Backstreet Boys-Approved".  
  45. ^ "Howard Stern - "If I went the gay way" - The Backside Boys". Stern Fan Network. Retrieved February 5, 2014. 
  46. ^ "Weird Al Yankovick's eBay cover of Backstreet Boys' I Want It That Way". Who Sampled. Retrieved February 5, 2014. 
  47. ^ "Weird Al Yankovic - Chart history". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved February 5, 2014. 
  48. ^ "The Z100 Morning Zoo > "Which Backstreet Boy Is Gay"? Lyrics". Release Lyrics. Retrieved February 5, 2014. 
  49. ^ "Blink-182 Spoofs Boy Bands With New Video".  
  50. ^ "Brokebackstreet Farmers - I want it that way". YouTube. 2011-12-30. Retrieved 2012-07-26. 
  51. ^ Vena, Jocelyn (May 8, 2013). "The Wanted Walk Like 'NSYNC In 'Walks Like Rihanna' Video". MTV News. Viacom. Retrieved February 5, 2014. 
  52. ^ "Drive Me Crazy - Original Soundtrack - AllMusic". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved February 5, 2014. 
  53. ^ "Arthur, It's Only Rock and Roll". Retrieved February 5, 2014. 
  54. ^ "Images for Backstreet Boys - I Want It That Way". Retrieved 2012-07-26. 
  55. ^ " – Backstreet Boys – I Want It That Way" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved November 30, 2013.
  56. ^ " – Backstreet Boys – I Want It That Way" (in French). Ultratop 50. Retrieved November 16, 2013.
  57. ^ "Hits of the World: Denmark (IFPI/Nielsen Marketing Research) 06/07/99".  
  58. ^ a b "Billboard - Google Books".  
  59. ^ "Backstreet Boys: I Want It That Way" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved November 8, 2013.
  60. ^ " – Backstreet Boys – I Want It That Way" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved November 8, 2013.
  61. ^ " – Backstreet Boys Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH. Retrieved November 8, 2013.
  62. ^ "The Irish Charts - Search: Backstreet Boys".  
  63. ^ " – Backstreet Boys – I Want It That Way". Top Digital Download. Retrieved November 8, 2013.
  64. ^ " – Backstreet Boys – I Want It That Way" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved November 8, 2013.
  65. ^ " – Backstreet Boys – I Want It That Way". VG-lista. Retrieved November 8, 2013.
  66. ^ " – Backstreet Boys – I Want It That Way" Canciones Top 50. Retrieved November 8, 2013.
  67. ^ " – Backstreet Boys – I Want It That Way". Singles Top 60. Retrieved November 8, 2013.
  68. ^ "ARIA Charts - End Of Year Charts - Top 100 Singles 1999".  
  69. ^ "Jahreshitparade 1999 -" (in German).  
  70. ^ "1999 Belgian (Flanders) Singles Chart".  
  71. ^ "1999 Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart".  
  72. ^ "Top Singles - Volume 70, No. 8, December 13, 1999".  
  73. ^ "JAAROVERZICHTEN - SINGLE 1999".  
  74. ^ "German Top 20 - The Chart Of 1999".  
  75. ^ "1999 Italian Singles Chart" (in Italian). Retrieved June 29, 2011. 
  76. ^ "SCHWEIZER JAHRESHITPARADE 1999". Retrieved February 4, 2014. 
  77. ^ "Top 100 1999". UK Charts Top Source. Retrieved February 4, 2014. 
  78. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1999". Retrieved August 28, 2010. 
  79. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 1999 Singles".  
  80. ^ "Austrian single certifications – Backstreet Boys – Baby One More Time" (in German).   Enter Backstreet Boys in the field Interpret. Enter Baby One More Time in the field Titel. Select single in the field Format. Click Suchen
  81. ^ "Ultratop 50 Albums Wallonie 1999". Ultratop. Retrieved January 5, 2012. 
  82. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Backstreet Boys)" (in German).  
  83. ^ "Japanese single certifications – Backstreet Boys" (in Japanese).  
  84. ^ "Top 50 Singles Chart, 30 May 1999". Recording Industry Association of New Zealand. Retrieved 2012-01-05. 
  85. ^ "Guld- och Platinacertifikat − År 1999" (PDF) (in Swedish).  
  86. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Backstreet Boys)". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 28, 2011. 
  87. ^ "British single certifications – Backstreet Boys".   Enter Backstreet Boys in the field Search. Select Artist in the field Search by. Select single in the field By Format. Select Gold in the field By Award. Click Search
  88. ^ Justin Myers (May 16, 2014). "Official Charts Flashback 1999: Geri Halliwell – Look At Me". Official Charts. Retrieved May 24, 2014. 

External links

  • "I Want It That Way" Official music video on YouTube
  • Full lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.